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2010-08-20Documentation: avoid stray backslash in user manualJonathan Nieder
Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2010-07-05Documentation: link to gitrevisions rather than git-rev-parseMichael J Gruber
Currently, whenever we need documentation for revisions and ranges, we link to the git-rev-parse man page, i.e. a plumbing man page, which has this along with the documentation of all rev-parse modes. Link to the new gitrevisions man page instead in all cases except - when the actual git-rev-parse command is referred to or - in very technical context (git-send-pack). Signed-off-by: Michael J Gruber <git@drmicha.warpmail.net> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2010-02-01Updates for dirty submodules in release notes and user manualJens Lehmann
In the release notes "git status" was not mentioned, also shortly explain the "-dirty" output generated by diff. Added a paragraph to the "Pitfalls with submodules" section in user-manual.txt describing new and old behavior of "git status" and "git diff" for dirty submodules. Signed-off-by: Jens Lehmann <Jens.Lehmann@web.de> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2010-01-31Fix typos in technical documentation.Ralf Wildenhues
Signed-off-by: Ralf Wildenhues <Ralf.Wildenhues@gmx.de> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2009-11-24Merge branch 'mm/maint-hint-failed-merge'Junio C Hamano
* mm/maint-hint-failed-merge: user-manual: Document that "git merge" doesn't like uncommited changes. merge-recursive: point the user to commit when file would be overwritten.
2009-11-23User Manual: Write "Git" instead of "GIT"Björn Gustavsson
In the Table of Contents, there is a notable inconsistency: first there is "GIT Glossary", followed by "Git Quick Reference" on the very next line. Running "grep -c" on user-manual.txt, I find 780 occurrrences of "git", 37 occurrences of "Git", and 9 occurrences of "GIT". In general, "git" is the preferred spelling, except at the beginning of a sentence. Therefore, change "GIT Glossary" to "Git Glossary" for consistency with the rest of the document. Looking at the other eight occurrences of "GIT" I found one other occurrence that should be changed: * The mention of "StGIT". Looking at the web pages for "Stacked Git" at http://www.procode.org/stgit, I only saw the spelling "StGit", except in http://wiki.procode.org/cgi-bin/wiki.cgi/StGIT_Tutorial, but that page was last updated in 2006. The other seven occurrences should not be changed: * Three occurrences were in the output of 'git show-branch' run on the git.git repository. * One occurrence was in the output of 'git cat-file'. * One occurrence was as part of the file name "GIT-VERSION-GEN". * Two occurrences were in comments in scripts quoted in a description of Tony Luck's workflow. Signed-off-by: Björn Gustavsson <bgustavsson@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2009-11-23user-manual: Document that "git merge" doesn't like uncommited changes.Matthieu Moy
We explain the user why uncommited changes can be problematic with merge, and point to "commit" and "stash" for the solution. While talking about commited Vs uncommited changes, we also make it clear that the result of a merge is normally commited. Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <Matthieu.Moy@imag.fr> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2009-10-25Use 'fast-forward' all over the placeFelipe Contreras
It's a compound word. Signed-off-by: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2009-08-12Change mentions of "git programs" to "git commands"Ori Avtalion
Most of the docs and printouts refer to "commands" when discussing what the end users call via the "git" top-level program. We should refer them as "git programs" when we discuss the fact that the commands are implemented as separate programs, but in other contexts, it is better to use the term "git commands" consistently. Signed-off-by: Ori Avtalion <ori@avtalion.name> Signed-off-by: Nanako Shiraishi <nanako3@lavabit.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2009-05-29Documentation: teach stash/pop workflow instead of stash/applyThomas Rast
Recent discussion on the list showed some comments in favour of a stash/pop workflow: http://marc.info/?l=git&m=124234911423358&w=2 http://marc.info/?l=git&m=124235348327711&w=2 Change the stash documentation and examples to document pop in its own right (and apply in terms of pop), and use stash/pop in the examples. Signed-off-by: Thomas Rast <trast@student.ethz.ch> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2009-04-06user-manual: the name of the hash function is SHA-1, not sha1Felipe Contreras
Signed-off-by: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2009-04-06user-manual: remove some git-foo usageFelipe Contreras
Also, use `git foo` when it make sense. Signed-off-by: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2009-03-17Documentation: remove extra quoting/emphasis around literal textsChris Johnsen
If literal text (asciidoc `...`) can be rendered in a differently from normal text for each output format (man, HTML), then we do not need extra quotes or other wrapping around inline literal text segments. config.txt Change '`...`' to `...`. In asciidoc, the single quotes provide emphasis, literal text should be distintive enough. Change "`...`" to `...`. These double quotes do not work if present in the described config value, so drop them. git-checkout.txt Change "`...`" to `...` or `"..."`. All instances are command line argument examples. One "`-`" becomes `-`. Two others are involve curly braces, so move the double quotes inside the literal region to indicate that they might need to be quoted on the command line of certain shells (tcsh). git-merge.txt Change "`...`" to `...`. All instances are used to describe merge conflict markers. The quotes should are not important. git-rev-parse.txt Change "`...`" to `...`. All instances are around command line arguments where no in-shell quoting should be necessary. gitcli.txt Change `"..."` to `...`. All instances are around command line examples or single command arguments. They do not semanticly belong inside the literal text, and they are not needed outside it. glossary-content.txt user-manual.txt Change "`...`" to `...`. All instances were around command lines. Signed-off-by: Chris Johnsen <chris_johnsen@pobox.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2009-02-04Merge branch 'maint-1.6.0' into maintJunio C Hamano
* maint-1.6.0: User-manual: "git stash <comment>" form is long gone add test-dump-cache-tree in Makefile fix typo in Documentation apply: fix access to an uninitialized mode variable, found by valgrind
2009-02-04User-manual: "git stash <comment>" form is long goneWilliam Pursell
These days you must explicitly say "git stash save <comment>". Signed-off-by: William Pursell <bill.pursell@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2009-01-05Be consistent in switch usage for tarHenrik Austad
tar handles switches with and witout preceding '-', but the documentation should be consistent nonetheless. Signed-off-by: Henrik Austad <henrik@austad.us> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2009-01-05Use capitalized names where appropriateHenrik Austad
The Linux kernel and Emacs are both spelled capitalized Signed-off-by: Henrik Austad <henrik@austad.us> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-12-10Merge branch 'maint'Junio C Hamano
* maint: work around Python warnings from AsciiDoc git-svn: Make following parents atomic
2008-12-10work around Python warnings from AsciiDocJunio C Hamano
It appears that a reference to an anchor defined as [[anchor-name]] from another place using <<anchor-name>> syntax, when the anchor name contains a string "-with-" in its name, triggers these warnings from Python interpreter. asciidoc -b docbook -d book user-manual.txt <string>:1: Warning: 'with' will become a reserved keyword in Python 2.6 <string>:1: Warning: 'with' will become a reserved keyword in Python 2.6 <string>:1: Warning: 'with' will become a reserved keyword in Python 2.6 <string>:1: Warning: 'with' will become a reserved keyword in Python 2.6 There currently is no reference to "Finding comments with given content", but for consistency and for futureproofing, the anchor is also updated as the other ones that are actually used and trigger these warnings. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junio@pobox.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-12-03Merge branch 'maint'Junio C Hamano
* maint: User's Manual: remove duplicated url at the end of Appendix B
2008-12-02User's Manual: remove duplicated url at the end of Appendix BMiklos Vajna
Signed-off-by: Miklos Vajna <vmiklos@frugalware.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-11-27Merge branch 'rw/maint-typofix' into rw/typofixJunio C Hamano
* rw/maint-typofix: Fix typos in the documentation.
2008-11-27Fix typos in the documentation.Ralf Wildenhues
Signed-off-by: Ralf Wildenhues <Ralf.Wildenhues@gmx.de> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-11-17Documentation: user-manual: add information about "git help" at the beginningChristian Couder
Talking about "git help" is useful because it has a few more features (like when using it without arguments or with "-a") and it may work on non unix like platforms. Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <chriscool@tuxfamily.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-10-23git-remote: list branches in vertical listsJohannes Sixt
Previously, branches were listed on a single line in each section. But if there are many branches, then horizontal, line-wrapped lists are very inconvenient to scan for a human. This makes the lists vertical, i.e one branch per line is printed. Since "git remote" is porcelain, we can easily make this backwards-incompatible change. Signed-off-by: Johannes Sixt <j6t@kdbg.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-08-12Adjust for the new way of enabling the default post-update hookPetr Baudis
The post-update hook, which is required to be enabled in order for the repository to be accessible over HTTP, is not enabled by chmod a+x anymore, but instead by dropping the .sample suffix. This patch emphasizes this change in the release notes (since I believe this is rather noticeable backwards-incompatible change). It also adjusts the documentation which still described the old way and fixes t/t5540-http-push.sh, which was broken for 1.5 month but apparently noone ever runs this test. Signed-off-by: Petr Baudis <pasky@suse.cz> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-08-11Merge branch 'maint'Junio C Hamano
* maint: Documentation: fix invalid reference to 'mybranch' in user manual Fix deleting reflog entries from HEAD reflog reflog test: add more tests for 'reflog delete' Documentation: rev-list-options: Fix -g paragraph formatting Conflicts: Documentation/user-manual.txt
2008-08-11Documentation: fix invalid reference to 'mybranch' in user manualIvan Stankovic
Signed-off-by: Ivan Stankovic <pokemon@fly.srk.fer.hr> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-08-08Documentation: user-manual: "git commit -a" doesn't motivate .gitignoreJonathan Nieder
"git commit -a" ignores untracked files and follows all tracked files, regardless of whether they are listed in .gitignore. So don't use it to motivate gitignore. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@uchicago.edu> Acked-by: J. Bruce Fields <bfields@fieldses.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-07-31documentation: user-manual: update "using-bisect" sectionChristian Couder
Since version 1.5.6 "git bisect" doesn't use a "bisect" branch any more, but the user manual had not been updated to reflect this. So this patch does that and while at it also adds a few words about "git bisect skip" and points user to the "git bisect" man page for more information. Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <chriscool@tuxfamily.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-07-30`git submodule add` now requires a <path>Abhijit Menon-Sen
Signed-off-by: Abhijit Menon-Sen <ams@toroid.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-07-22Rename .git/rebase to .git/rebase-applyJohannes Schindelin
With git-am, it sounds awkward to have the patches in ".git/rebase/", but for technical reasons, we have to keep the same directory name for git-am and git-rebase. ".git/rebase-apply" seems to be a good compromise. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-07-16Rename ".dotest/" to ".git/rebase" and ".dotest-merge" to "rebase-merge"Johannes Schindelin
Since the files generated and used during a rebase are never to be tracked, they should live in $GIT_DIR. While at it, avoid the rather meaningless term "dotest" to "rebase", and unhide ".dotest-merge". This was wished for on the mailing list, but so far unimplemented. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-07-08user-manual: typo and grammar fixesEric Hanchrow
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-07-05Documentation: more "git-" versus "git " changesJonathan Nieder
With git-commands moving out of $(bindir), it is useful to make a clearer distinction between the git subcommand 'git-whatever' and the command you type, `git whatever <options>`. So we use a dash after "git" when referring to the former and not the latter. I already sent a patch doing this same thing, but I missed some spots. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@uchicago.edu> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-07-05Documentation: rewrap to prepare for "git-" vs "git " changeJonathan Nieder
Rewrap lines in preparation for added dashes. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@uchicago.edu> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-07-05Documentation: fix gitlinksJonathan Nieder
Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@uchicago.edu> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-07-02Documentation: be consistent about "git-" versus "git "Jonathan Nieder
Since the git-* commands are not installed in $(bindir), using "git-command <parameters>" in examples in the documentation is not a good idea. On the other hand, it is nice to be able to refer to each command using one hyphenated word. (There is no escaping it, anyway: man page names cannot have spaces in them.) This patch retains the dash in naming an operation, command, program, process, or action. Complete command lines that can be entered at a shell (i.e., without options omitted) are made to use the dashless form. The changes consist only of replacing some spaces with hyphens and vice versa. After a "s/ /-/g", the unpatched and patched versions are identical. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@uchicago.edu> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-07-02Documentation: complicate example of "man git-command"Jonathan Nieder
The manual page for the command invoked as "git clone" is named git-clone(1), and similarly for the rest of the git commands. Make sure our first example of this in tutorials makes it clear that it is the first two words of a command line that make up the command's name (that is: for example, the effect of "git svn dcommit" is described in git-svn(1)). Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@uchicago.edu> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-07-02Documentation: fix links to tutorials and other new manual pagesJonathan Nieder
With the conversion of HTML documentation to man pages tutorial.html -> gittutorial (7) tutorial-2.html -> gittutorial-2 (7) cvs-migration.html -> gitcvs-migration (7) diffcore.html -> gitdiffcore (7) repository-layout.html -> gitrepository-layout (5) hooks.html -> githooks (5) glossary.html -> gitglossary (7) core-tutorial.html -> gitcore-tutorial (7) and the automatic update of references to these pages, a little debris was left behind. We clear it away. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@uchicago.edu> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-06-12user-manual: describe how higher stages are set during a mergeJunio C Hamano
Higher stages store the blobs involved from their side verbatim. Removal of uninteresting hunks are done by "diff --cc" upon demand and not stored in the index. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-06-02Documentation: convert "glossary" and "core-tutorial" to man pagesChristian Couder
This patch renames the following documents and at the same time converts them to the man format: core-tutorial.txt -> gitcore-tutorial.txt glossary.txt -> gitglossary.txt But as the glossary is included in the user manual and as the new gitglossary man page cannot be included as a whole in the user manual, the actual glossary content is now in its own "glossary-content.txt" new file. And this file is included by both the user manual and the gitglossary man page. Other documents that reference the above ones are changed accordingly and sometimes improved a little too. Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <chriscool@tuxfamily.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-05-25Documentation: convert tutorials to man pagesChristian Couder
This patch renames the following documents and at the same time converts them to the man page format: cvs-migration.txt -> gitcvs-migration.txt tutorial.txt -> gittutorial.txt tutorial-2.txt -> gittutorial-2.txt These new man pages are put in section 7, and other documents that reference the above ones are change accordingly. [jc: with help from Nanako to clean things up] Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <chriscool@tuxfamily.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-05-05Documentation: rename "hooks.txt" to "githooks.txt" and make it a man pageChristian Couder
Also now "gitcli(5)" becomes "gitcli(7)". Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <chriscool@tuxfamily.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-04-23git-gc --prune is deprecatedDmitry Potapov
25ee9731c137d0a24b0f4879eb0b0cce9b77d5b0 made the '--prune' option deprecated and removed its description from the git-gc man page. This patch removes all references to this option from the rest of the Git documentation. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-03-23Fix the wrong output of `git-show v1.3.0~155^2~4` in documentation.Guanqun Lu
Texts between ~ and ~ will be subscripted during the asciidoc translation. Signed-off-by: Guanqun Lu <Guanqun.Lu@Gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-01-07Documentation: rename gitlink macro to linkgitDan McGee
Between AsciiDoc 8.2.2 and 8.2.3, the following change was made to the stock Asciidoc configuration: @@ -149,7 +153,10 @@ # Inline macros. # Backslash prefix required for escape processing. # (?s) re flag for line spanning. -(?su)[\\]?(?P<name>\w(\w|-)*?):(?P<target>\S*?)(\[(?P<attrlist>.*?)\])= + +# Explicit so they can be nested. +(?su)[\\]?(?P<name>(http|https|ftp|file|mailto|callto|image|link)):(?P<target>\S*?)(\[(?P<attrlist>.*?)\])= + # Anchor: [[[id]]]. Bibliographic anchor. (?su)[\\]?\[\[\[(?P<attrlist>[\w][\w-]*?)\]\]\]=anchor3 # Anchor: [[id,xreflabel]] This default regex now matches explicit values, and unfortunately in this case gitlink was being matched by just 'link', causing the wrong inline macro template to be applied. By renaming the macro, we can avoid being matched by the wrong regex. Signed-off-by: Dan McGee <dpmcgee@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2007-12-31Merge branch 'maint' of git://linux-nfs.org/~bfields/gitJunio C Hamano
* 'maint' of git://linux-nfs.org/~bfields/git: Documentation/user-manual.txt: fix typo Documentation: fix remote.<name>.skipDefaultUpdate description
2007-12-31Documentation/user-manual.txt: fix typoGustaf Hendeby
Signed-off-by: Gustaf Hendeby <hendeby@isy.liu.se> Signed-off-by: J. Bruce Fields <bfields@citi.umich.edu>
2007-12-13Fix spelling mistakes in user manualShawn Bohrer
Signed-off-by: Shawn Bohrer <shawn.bohrer@gmail.com> Acked-by: J. Bruce Fields <bfields@citi.umich.edu> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>